Icographic 13, 1978
Issue 13 of the industry journal from The International Council of Graphic Design (icograda). The series ran from 1971 to 1978 and is made up of 14 printed publications with the final issue being a special double issue (14 & 15)
This industry journal is a unique piece of graphic design publishing history and a pioneer in industry research. Aside from a fascinating look at what design publishing was in the 60s and 70s, its content is rich in text and insight. Each issue covers a range of topics which are presented in a delightful four column grid. Each issue is marked by a striking graphic cover, typographic arrangement and colour.
In this thirteen issue 'Children's picture preferences–a comparative study', Otl Aicher's sign posters', Button-down-graphics–the signing for the World Cup '78', 'Theme and variation–giving visual identity to a school of music', 'A printer's alphabet', Re-thinking research into visual communication', First steps on a thousand mile journey–part 3', A new development in data entry'. It's a great issues, with the highlight being the sign system created for the 1978 World Cup, beautiful.
This is a fantastic document, and although light, it is distinctive and a delight to hold and read through. These are hard to come by, however, if you'd like to read any of the icographic issues, these are available at: ico-d.org/resources/icographic
Size: 300 x 210
Format: Soft Cover Magazine
Condition: Fair. Slight fading. Library stamp on cover.